In a story from Variety, John August will be adapting the graphic novel Preacher for Columbia Pictures.

The film will be directed by Sam Mendes.

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The film looks at a preacher with a strong moral sense in a Texas town. When forces beyond his control descend on upon his city, the preacher takes a cross country journey to fight the evil head on.

Preacher was created by writer Garth Ennis and artist Steve Dillon. The graphic novel came out from 1995-2000 and had 75-issues.